China Hits EU Producers With Potato Starch Duties

Law360, New York (September 16, 2011, 4:40 PM EDT) -- China said Friday it would impose countervailing duties on top of existing anti-dumping duties on potato starch imports from the European Union, saying it found evidence that the imports from subsidized European companies hurt Chinese producers.

“The final determination finds that [because] there are subsidies for potato starch imports originating in the EU, the potato starch industry in China has suffered substantial damage,” China’s Ministry of Commerce said in a statement.

The agency announced it would impose a tax rate of either 7.5 percent or 12.4 percent...
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